Boise State eSports Team Tryouts

Boise State eSports will be holding auditions for varsity esports teams twice a year. All current varsity members will be expected to participate in tryouts if they plan to continue. The dates and times are listed below and are conducted face-to-face. Exceptions may be made for students home for the break, but webcam and Discord participation are required.

Boise State eSports is looking for students who excel in a team environment, are eager for coaching and feedback, and want to contribute to Boise State as a leader in eSports.


Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm (with Smite and Paladins as “event teams”).


Hearthstone, Rocket League, and Starcraft2 will be organized during the first week of school, but students interested in participating should come to an Open play session and chat with organizers.

Additional Supported games in 2019/2020 may include Paladins, Smite, CoD, CS:GO, Fortnite, APEX, Magic the Gathering, Smash, and others…  If interested, come to our Open Play to discuss.

  1. Competitive play between candidates with observation from directors, coaches, and analysts.
  2. Teaching, demonstration, and knowledge assessment.
  3. Competitive scrims with teams inside and outside of Boise State University

Players will likely play for an hour at a time in the same groupings while receiving coaching and instruction between rounds, maps, and games. Groups will be switched and/or players substituted. Please do not audition with a preset squad in mind. Flexibility is key.


Availability for the varsity teams in Overwatch and Hearthstone is Monday and Wednesday (and occasionally as scheduled Friday) from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and League of Legends, Rocket League, and Heroes of the Storm Tuesday and Thursday (and occasionally as scheduled Friday) from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Night scrims will be scheduled around team availability but will likely be Tuesday or Wednesday during a 2-hour block.  Some travel may also change the schedule.

Players must be enrolled full time at the university to play on varsity esports teams. They do not need to be enrolled full time during auditions.

They must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be eligible to participate in matches or scrims and must abide by the code of conduct.

Team Benefits include:

  • Recognition as official varsity team of the university
  • Open access to Battleground training center
  • Broadcasts, highlights, features, press
  • Scheduled season / arranged scrims
  • Coaching by pros
  • Gear / Jerseys
  • Potential for travel
  • Potential for scholarships/financial aid opportunities

Requirements include…

  • Maintain grades and academic performance
  • Attendance at team practices and selected matches
  • Uphold the “Bronco Code”, Student-athlete conduct agreement
  • Maintain guidelines outlined in Boise State eSports student-athlete handbook


Players communication, gameplay, and replays will be evaluated by coaches, faculty, and analysts during and after to find the best composition for a competitive season. Evaluation and rubric scores will not be public or shared. Some details may be shared individually with the player individually for personal improvement.


Selected players will be announced as soon as possible to assist in the class schedule. Players will then sign the team agreement outlining expectations for participation.